Monument Valley: 3.5 Hour Extended Tour & Backcountry Access

Monument Valley: 3.5 Hour Extended Tour & Backcountry Access

From US$ 85 per person

Take the extended tour of Monument Valley and backcountry to see even more of the breathtaking natural beauty and iconic monuments with extra time at each stop.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Only overnight guests of the Monument Valley KOA Journey can be picked up from there. Please be ready 30 minutes before pickup time outside in front of the office. If you are not an overnight guest of the Monument Valley KOA Journey, you will be picked up from The View Hotel. Please wait in front of the lobby at the Navajo loading area 15 minutes before the pickup time.


  • Explore the Monument Valley in a small group in an open-air safari vehicle
  • Travel into restricted parts of the Monument Valley only accessible on this tour
  • Enjoy prolonged stop to take the best pictures of the famous sights
  • Learn about the culture, history and traditions of Navajo Nation from a local Navajo guide
Full description

Treat yourself to a 3.5 hour tour of Monument Valley with plenty of time at each stop to take the perfect picture and enjoy the views. This tour is ideal for photographers and visitors who want extra time to explore and learn more about the area. In addition to main monuments such as Mitten View, Three Sisters, John Ford Point, Sleeping Dragon, Traditional Hogan, The Big Hogan, Moccasin Arch, Sun's Eye, Totem Pole, North Window, Artist Point, see the scenic Ear of the Wind arch and Anasazi Ruins.

The views of the sights on this tour will leave you speechless. At the end of your tour, enjoy a musical performance from your guide and a visit to a Navajo Hogan, a traditional Navajo home, where you can learn a lot about the history of this incredible place.

  • Local navajo guide
  • Access to the restricted backcountry of Monument Valley
  • Visit to a Navajo Traditional Home with a rug weaving demonstration
  • Traditional musical performance by your guide
  • Food
  • Tips
  • Monument Valley Tribal Park entry pass ($8 per person)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Babies under 1 year
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Scarf

Know before you go

  • Only KOA overnight guests can be picked up from KOA Campground
  • The tour is operated on Utah Time (Mountain Standard Time), which is one hour ahead of Arizona from March to November. Please make sure to leave 1-hour earlier if you are coming from Arizona
  • The Tribal Park entry pass can be purchased upon entry to the Tribal Park ($8/person)
  • The tour is operated in an open-air safari-style vehicle with a maximum of 12 passengers in warm weather and in an enclosed SUV vehicle with a maximum of 7 people in cold or hot weather
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 78 reviews

Review summary

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This was a neat opportunity to get into the backcountry and see some beautiful rock formations and a petroglyph. We were super lucky to have the back of the truck to ourselves. It would not have been as much fun with other people since we basically got a private tour. Our guide was super. Knowledgeable, an excellent driver and she gave us some priceless tips for perfect picture spot.

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July 16, 2022

Sights were nice, Guide playing music and singing was nice. However: - I don't understand why I can't book a single ticket when it is not a private tour, This is so frustrating. Let me buy one ticket, and don't guarantee the tour if there is less than 2. - The moment we started the tour, the guide kept reminding us that we had a lot of stops and she wanted to be able to make them, so (please rush)... Nobody in the group was lingering. You can start reminding guests of that if you see people staying a long time at one place. But you don't have to keep saying it, when everyone is very prompt. Plus, when the guide had friends at one stop, we once were waiting for her...

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May 12, 2022

The tour was very nice. Our guide Larry put a lot of effort into taking us to beautiful places. The service of the local agency was annoying. They didn't answer my email and nobody was to be seen on site. I met Larry by accident and asked him for advice. He called the agency and clarified that he would make the drive. At first we had a queasy feeling because he wasn't officially from the company. But he did great and it turned out for the best.

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April 19, 2022

Product ID: 388790